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Former speke airport planes- Liverpoo, Feb 19


Shaun

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History:
Liverpool (Speke) Airport (also known as Speke Aerodrome, ICAO: EGGP) was the original Airport of Liverpool, 280 kilometers northwest of London.
Although it is officially still in use, I consider the current Liverpool John Lennon Airport a new airport, as it shares only the ICAO designator and the runway that was originally built for Speke in 1966.
Speke Aerodrome started scheduled flights to Manchester and London in 1930, but was not officially inaugurated until 1 July 1933. 100,000 spectators visited the airport and 246 aircraft attended the opening display. One of the first operators to use Speke was Blackpool and West Coast Air Services. Their first scheduled service was Liverpool-Blackpool, costing 18 shilling (90p.), including the return fare. Other early operators included Aer Lingus and Hillman Airways with D.H.84 Dragons and D.H. 89A Rapides. Others included Midland and Scottish Air Ferries with Avro 10 and Avro 642 machines. Railway Air Services also operated D.H. Dragons and K.L.M. Royal Dutch Airlines operated Fokker F.XVIII's from Amsterdam. Other operators quickly appeared, such as United Airways, Crilley Airways and British Airways.

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Regcar

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Nice photos, but rather a sad end. Can imagine those planes flying huge distances in their prime, or maybe just short haul
 

paulpowers

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They used to look after the planes, it seems like that isn't happening anymore


The roof is quite nice at night if you go back
 

Shaun

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They used to look after the planes, it seems like that isn't happening anymore


The roof is quite nice at night if you go back
A few of them are missing aswell quite a shame, cheers I'll have a look at roof next time
 

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